January 11, 2013
St Etienne 2-2 Toulouse
The mid-table clash between St Etienne and Toulouse finished all-square at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard tonight.
St Etienne went ahead through Loic Perrin after 25 minutes but the lead lasted just two minutes before Etienne Didot equalised.
Serge Aurier put the visitors 2-1 up four minutes before the break only for Yohan Mollo to draw St Etienne level with a little under half an hour remaining.
The result means stumbling St Etienne have now taken just three points from six games with their last win coming on November 23 against Valenciennes - which was also the last time they had scored before tonight.
Toulouse had also been in miserable form but tonight's draw means they have now taken four points from two gams.
The game got off to a tepid start and neither goalkeeper had a save to make until Ali Ahamada thwarted St Etienne's Romain Hamouma after 21 minutes.
However, the hosts went ahead four minutes later when Mollo's free-kick into the box found Perrin and he headed home.
The lead was short-lived, though, and just two minutes later Aurier's corner was flicked on to Didot whose low cross-volley found the net.
Renaud Cohade's 25-yard shot skimmed the bar but it was the visitors who went in at half-time ahead.
Moussa Sissoko pounced on defensive sloppiness and freed Aurier in the area and his low drive fooled the goalkeeper.
St Etienne levelled 17 minutes into the second half when Brandao released Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on the counter-attack. He raced in on goal although his shot was punched away by Ahamada, Mollo followed up to tap the rebound home.
Mollo fired inches wide with the keeper beaten and Bayal Sall's header was cleared by defenders but neither side could find a winner in the closing stages.
|16 Stéphane Ruffier||30 Ali Ahamada|
|24 Loic Perrin||20 Steeve Yago|
|26 Bayal Sall||11 Jonathan Zebina|
|20 Jonathan Brison||29 Etienne Capoue|
|29 Francois Clerc||12 Cheikh M'Bengue|
|10 Renaud Cohade||19 Christopher Aurier|
|6 Jeremy Clement||8 Etienne Didot|
|19 Josua Guilavogui||22 Moussa Sissoko|
|7 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang||17 Adrien Regattin|
|11 Yohan Mollo||25 Daniel Braathen|
|21 Romain Hamouma||9 Emmanuel Riviere|
|12 Jean-Pascal Mignot||Olivier Blondel 16|
|30 Jessy Moulin||Francois Sirieix 14|
|14 Brandao||Yannick 27|
|18 Fabian Lemoine||Mickaël Firmin 15|
|4 Kurt Zouma||Ben Yedder 7|
|17 Ulrich Kevin Mayi||Jean Daniel Akpa Akpro 4|
|33 Pierre Yves Polomat||Issiaga Sylla 5|
|Brandao for Romain Hamouma (61)||Jean Daniel Akpa Akpro for Jonathan Zebina (66)|
|Fabian Lemoine for Josua Guilavogui (75)||Yannick for Adrien Regattin (70)|
|Ulrich Kevin Mayi for Yohan Mollo (85)||Ben Yedder for Emmanuel Riviere (83)|
|Loic Perrin (59)||Jonathan Zebina (20)|
|· Squads: St Etienne | Toulouse|